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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2021 serving some 600 students annually. She holds the Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing. Likes has served as principal investigator or co-investigator for more than $1.2 million in grants and special project funding.

Jason Little

President and Chief Executive Officer Baptist Memorial Health Care 350 North Humphreys Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 901-227-5134 Jason.little@ bmhcc.org

Little is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s president and CEO. He is the fifth president in Baptist’s history, and under his leadership Baptist has grown from a 14-hospital system to a 22-hospital, $3.1 billion integrated health care system. Little received his bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee, where he received the prestigious Whittle Scholarship and was elected student body president. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He came to Baptist in 2002 after serving as an operations administrator at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2011, Little received the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Early Career Healthcare Executive Award. He serves on boards of the Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Tomorrow, the New Memphis Institute, the Tennessee Hospital Association, the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee, the Mississippi Hospital Association, the Healthcare Institute, the University of Memphis Foundation, Briarcrest Christian School, and the Senior Protection Coalition.

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Chris Locke

Chief Executive Officer Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett Market Chief Operating Officer Saint Francis Healthcare 2986 Kate Bond Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133 901-820-7000 www.SaintFrancis Bartlett.com

Locke joined Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett as CEO in 2015, having previously served as the hospital’s interim CEO in 2012. Locke’s leadership experience in the healthcare field includes serving as chief operating officer of Atlanta Medical Center where he excelled in operations, physician engagement, team building and strategic planning. He also served as the chief operating officer at Spalding Regional Medical Center in Griffin, Ga. and Wellington Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Fla. Locke serves as Chairman of the Board of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Master of Health Administration degree from Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Kansas.

Will Lowes

Director of Strategy Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett 2986 Kate Bond Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133 901-820-7050 www.SaintFrancis Bartlett.com

Lowes has 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. During his tenure as Director of Strategy, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett he had added an additional 96 inpatient beds, opened a free-standing imaging center, earned chest pain center accreditation, and developed a growing physician network. Lowes also serves as President of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.

He received his BA in Business Administration from Mississippi State University and Master of Business Administration degree and Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

M Jon McCullers, MD

Pediatrician-in-Chief Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital 848 Adams Ave. Memphis, TN 38103 901-287-6030 info@lebonheur.org

Dr. McCullers is the Pediatricianin-Chief at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. He is also the Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Chief Operating Officer for the College of Medicine and Dunavant Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He earned his medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. His research interest includes influenza viruses and viral-bacterial synergism. Dr. McCullers is a pandemic expert who serves in multiple roles related to the Coronavirus pandemic in Shelby County. McCullers serves on the city and county COVID-19 task force, the Back to Business reopening subcommittee, and the Back-to-School Task Force formed in collaboration with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.